Charlotte is an experienced Artist Educator following over 7 years’ developing and delivering creative educational sessions in the community. She is passionate about diversifying audiences within the cultural and heritage sector and the power creativity has in unlocking potential and supporting educational attainment.
Charlotte brings to S.I.D.E Projects expert knowledge of working creatively with people from all backgrounds, including children in care, young people with SEN or other complex needs, adults with dementia, ex offenders, families and primary and secondary schools. She can make learning engaging and accessible in a variety of settings – from schools, to community centres, museums and art galleries to International Festivals.
Charlotte confidently engages audiences using multi-sensory and object-handling approaches, developed though delivering projects such as Graduate Teacher Programme at Orleans House Gallery and engaging visually impaired adults in partnership with Manchester Art Gallery.
She also currently facilitates Object Handling sessions at the Horniman Museum for ESOL and disability-focused families and designs and facilitates a range of learning programmes at the London Transport Museum, including advising and delivering Bronze, Silver and Gold Arts Award accredited projects. At Bow Arts, she develops practical art sessions focusing on Drawing and Painting techniques in Primary Schools and youth clubs, and recently completed a project with Wilton’s Music Hall, engaging residents and schools from Tower Hamlets to devise and perform their own shadow puppet shows.
From 2011 – 2015, Charlotte worked in a freelance capacity to coordinate and implement Culture 4 Keeps, a unique child centred and responsive programme that supports children in care and foster families to access their local cultural provision. A Consortium project between Richmond upon Thames, Orleans House Gallery and Achieving for Children, Specialist Children’s Service. Charlotte’s role included engaging multi-agency teams of professionals and building partnerships with cultural and heritage organisations, implementing successful engagement strategies and delivering a HLF Young Roots project, culminating in a 3-month public facing exhibition. ‘In their Footsteps; Richmond First World War’